Call for Papers – Journal of Performance Magic – Volume Six

The Journal of Performance Magic is now open for submissions – read the call for papers below to find out information on how to submit and the peer-review process.

The Journal of Performance Magic is an annual, peer-reviewed online publication from The University of Huddersfield Press. (ISSN 2051-6037)

The Journal focuses on a multidisciplinary and contemporary approach to the field of Performance Magic, covering its influence, legacy, and future on wider performing arts practice and other diverse academic disciplines. In recent years, the academic study of performance magic has made exciting and creative links within emerging disciplines such as; cognitive sciences, architectural design, and emerging technologies. The journal seeks to strengthen these relationships as well as encourage consideration into areas of performance magic that have not yet been explored within academic research, and to develop new perspectives on previously researched areas.

The Journal of Performance Magic serves a wide and international academic and non-traditional academic community and invites contributions from researchers and practitioners throughout the world and from a wide range of disciplines. Research will be welcomed from areas including, but not limited to; performance training, psychology, scripting, scenography, cultural studies, philosophy, neuroscience invention/application, magic technology, ethics, narrative/story-telling, and theme parks.

Volume Six sees the journal’s re-launch on a new platform: https://www.journalofperformancemagic.org.uk/ and we are therefore announcing an open call for papers for this brand new issue, that attempt to uncover some of the crucial themes and key issues facing contemporary performance magic.

Articles between 5000 – 9000 might address, but are no means limited to, the following areas:

  • Frameworks: What are the most suitable academic tools and frameworks for interrogating performance magic?
  • Directions: Where is the study of performance magic heading?
  • Challenges: How is magic responding to the challenges?
  • Innovations: What is changing within our perception of performance magic? What is new? What is driving change?
  • Technologies used within, and responses to, performance magic – both as creative motivators and problems.

All contributions will be peer-reviewed subject to their acceptance.

The deadline for submission is 31 August 2019 with a planned publication date of 31 October 2019

We also accept book, performance and exhibition reviews.

If you have any queries, please email the editors at jpmeditors@hud.ac.uk

Source: Call for Papers – Journal of Performance Magic – Volume Six